Research Assistant/Associate in Sustainable Drainage Systems - D182507R
 

Salary:  £27,831 to £29,515 (PhD near completion) per annum
             £30,395 to £39,610  (PhD awarded) per annum

Closing date:  16 May 2019

A Research Assistant/Associate is sought to join an EPSRC-funded project entitled ‘Urban Green DaMS (Design and Modelling of SuDS). The project aims to address a set of critical research questions relating to the design and modelling of vegetated bioretention cells for alleviating urban flood risk. The project is a collaboration between the Universities of Newcastle and Sheffield; the post at Newcastle will be based in the School of Engineering and supervised by Professor Richard Dawson and Dr Ross Stirling.

As a member of an expanding team, you will be supported in making the most of this opportunity to design and conduct an exciting experimental programme and integrate findings into city-scale models to develop a stimulating and successful career. This work will be based at the new National Green Infrastructure Facility (NGIF) located in the Urban Sciences Building. The NGIF is part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure & Cities (UKCRIC); this network provides a unique opportunity for multi-disciplinary learning and access to state-of-the-art facilities and expertise in Sustainable Drainage and Urban Flood Risk.

You will undertake a range of activities, including pilot-scale and laboratory experimental work, data analysis and hydrological modelling. As an integral part of the team, you will share in administrative duties and be encouraged to build your own research profile, attend national and international conferences, and publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

This is a full time, fixed term post and is available for 2.5 years.

Informal enquiries can be made to Ross Stirling (ross.stirling@ncl.ac.uk ) or Richard Dawson (richard.dawson@ncl.ac.uk ).

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe

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Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Faculty/Services
Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering
Unit
Engineering
Sub Unit
Infrastructure
Staff Category
Research
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours of Work
Full Time
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
 
Salary:  £27,831 to £29,515 (PhD near completion) per annum
             £30,395 to £39,610  (PhD awarded) per annum

Closing date:  16 May 2019

A Research Assistant/Associate is sought to join an EPSRC-funded project entitled ‘Urban Green DaMS (Design and Modelling of SuDS). The project aims to address a set of critical research questions relating to the design and modelling of vegetated bioretention cells for alleviating urban flood risk. The project is a collaboration between the Universities of Newcastle and Sheffield; the post at Newcastle will be based in the School of Engineering and supervised by Professor Richard Dawson and Dr Ross Stirling.

As a member of an expanding team, you will be supported in making the most of this opportunity to design and conduct an exciting experimental programme and integrate findings into city-scale models to develop a stimulating and successful career. This work will be based at the new National Green Infrastructure Facility (NGIF) located in the Urban Sciences Building. The NGIF is part of the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure & Cities (UKCRIC); this network provides a unique opportunity for multi-disciplinary learning and access to state-of-the-art facilities and expertise in Sustainable Drainage and Urban Flood Risk.

You will undertake a range of activities, including pilot-scale and laboratory experimental work, data analysis and hydrological modelling. As an integral part of the team, you will share in administrative duties and be encouraged to build your own research profile, attend national and international conferences, and publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

This is a full time, fixed term post and is available for 2.5 years.

Informal enquiries can be made to Ross Stirling (ross.stirling@ncl.ac.uk ) or Richard Dawson (richard.dawson@ncl.ac.uk ).

Please be advised that due to the minimum salary thresholds imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe

Click here for further details

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.